McComb school voters asked to renew levy

By ABBEY NICKEL Staff Writer McCOMB — Voters in the McComb School District are being asked to renew a 3.36-mill permanent improvement levy in the May 5 primary. The levy is a tax that originated in 1990 and has been renewed by taxpayers every five years, Superintendent Meri...

Arcadia School District asks voters to renew 3-mill levy

ARCADIA — Voters in the Arcadia School District will be asked to renew a 3-mill, three-year emergency levy in the May 5 primary election. The levy generates $305,000 a year. Because property values have increased, the millage has been reduced since the last time the tax was...

Flood study: Many ideas discarded

By DENISE GRANT STAFF WRITER The Army Corps of Engineers studied many possible ways to reduce flooding of the Blanchard River at Findlay, and most of the ideas were discarded because they would cost too much. The corps’ 199-page flood-control report, released Friday,...

Auditor: City paying off debt in timely fashion

By MAX FILBY STAFF WRITER Findlay will pay off large portions of its approximate $36 million debt over the next 17 years. Auditor Jim Staschiak gave a review of the city’s debt to City Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and indicated the city’s debt...

Simon running for mayor’s post as independent

An independent candidate has filed to run for the Findlay mayor’s office. Jeffery Simon, 71, of 1520 Logan Ave., filed candidacy petitions Tuesday morning to run for mayor, said Jody Beall O’Brien, a director at the Hancock County Board of Elections. So far, Simon is...

At-large council candidates forum to be held tonight

Five candidates for three at-large seats on Findlay City Council will square off in a forum at 6 p.m. today. Incumbents Grant Russel and Tom Shindledecker are seeking to retain their seats. They will compete in a four-way Republican primary with Jeff Wobser and John Kovach. The...

HPD board plans village park tours

The Hancock Park District board scheduled village park tours for this year during Tuesday’s regular meeting in the Discovery Center at Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The board visits parks every other year to see improvements, talk with volunteers and discuss future needs. The...

Centrex sells Tiffin plant

Findlay-based Centrex Plastics has sold its Tiffin factory to Missouri-based Katy Industries. The deal of $23.9 million cash, plus earnout payments of no less than $2.3 million over three years, includes Centrex affiliate T.R. Plastics in Sycamore, according to the St. Louis...
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